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Jawd from Ernest Skocdopole on Vimeo.

I had always wanted to purchase Dragonframe software. So, about…


Added by Ernest Skocdopole on September 4, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

3D Storyboard Artist - Contract

We’re looking for someone to help us create storyboards for our next stereoscopic 3D stop motion animated short film Mary and The Looking Glass, the follow-up to Skeleton Girl, the award-winning first film in the Twisted Tales for Demented Children anthology. If Calgary-based, the successful artist can…


Added by Becky Scott on June 5, 2015 at 11:18am — No Comments

The River Behind the Scenes

Here's the behind the scenes feature on the making of our recent animation The River, to The Arrogant Worms' song River of Snot. I don't know about you but I love watching the behind the scenes on different projects. There is so much that goes into the making of these, especially when it comes to stop motion animation, and I think it's helpful and interesting to get some of that insight for one's own projects, or to see how and why certain elements came together. Hope you enjoy and let me…


Added by Becky Scott on May 27, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Help make more episodes of "To the uncertain" animated series

On march 26th i uploaded my most recent work called "To the uncertain" a stop motion science fiction animated series, at the same time i launched my campaign , right now there are only 22 days remaining on the campaign and so far i have only received 4 % of the money thats necesary to complete the rest of the episodes, so i tought that if i post it here since you are a stop motion comunity you could help me, i just need some for materials and work, i need to improve my equipment , so please…


Added by Juan Quirós on May 3, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The River released

Click here to see the 2D version

Today we released our latest 3D stop motion animation called The River. It accompanies The Arrogant Worms song River of Snot. We created it in a Monty Python style, kind…


Added by Becky Scott on April 29, 2015 at 10:49am — No Comments

My latest project - "The Ukulele Man"

Info on my blog!:…


Added by Angus Lamont on March 17, 2015 at 1:09pm — No Comments

once upon a blue moon

So I've remade my robot and he's ready to go on the set.  

Here's a screen shot of the robot on set with the little blue alien.…


Added by Steve Boot on March 10, 2015 at 3:27pm — No Comments

once upon a blue moon

I've decided to change to name of my short from "Washed up" to "Once upon a blue moon" (that title might well change again), since the action is now set in outer space.  

I've been busy making a spaceship from a garden water spray bottle with some deodorant sticks and some cheap plastic binoculars for boosters…


Added by Steve Boot on March 6, 2015 at 2:19pm — 8 Comments

Madame Tutli-Putli

I saw an animation the other day that I found to be really inspiring.

the film is "Madame Tutli-Putli". The film used cg for the eyes of the protagonist though I'm not sure about the other characters but there's a big chance that they did that.

The CG'd eye of actress Laurie Walker is just mesmerizing and surely did it affect the whole film. Those eyes took my attention and started clouding my head with question about the material and the how they may have formed the facial…


Added by Lemz Media on March 6, 2015 at 3:49am — No Comments

Stop Motion and 2D animation Hybrid.

Our professor asked us to do a Stop Motion and 2D type animation in one film.

I found the idea to be really interesting. I would love to work on this asap. 

But upon researching I really haven't seen anything like this. 

I would like to ask if anyone here had any experience on filming similar type of film or if you happen to cross upon one on the Internets.

I don't see much of a problem on having this done, but tips and suggestions would be greatly…


Added by Lemz Media on March 6, 2015 at 3:33am — 12 Comments

washed up

I've made a mold for my robot hands, I'm just using whats quick and and available so it's made out of silicone.  Probably not ideal as its going to be a silicone on silicone mold, but I'm assured that as long as I spray on lots of J wax (or whatever release agent in the cupboard) it should be okay.

I didn't mix some of the catalyst into the silicone well enough so it didn't go off.  Luckily one of the more experienced maintenance crew was able to save it (you can see the colour…


Added by Steve Boot on February 25, 2015 at 2:02pm — No Comments

washed up

We're just winding down on a new series at work and its becoming unusually quiet, so I came up with a really simple idea for a short mini series.  The idea was to make it as simple as possible, one set and a couple of easy to make characters.

My idea was about a robot and a crab living on a small remote island, so I quickly mocked up the robot character.…


Added by Steve Boot on February 22, 2015 at 3:40pm — 3 Comments

A Twisted Tales for Demented Children Universe

Photo behind the scenes of the crypts and part of the graveyard from Skeleton Girl; we pulled these out of storage so the creators of the website (Wild Forest) could take stills to create the panorama you see on the Skeleton Girl home page.

Happy to…


Added by Becky Scott on January 13, 2015 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Getting support for stop motion on Patreon

I'm working to promote my Patreon page in hopes of getting funds to continue creating animations and stories like "My Bedroom Door" a stop motion series I have on youtube.  I have a lot of ideas stored away that I'd love to start in 2015 and that's why I'm starting a patreon page!  I hope to get your support and those who are unable to, please share this page with friends! every little bit helps.  Patrons can get access to concept art, early looks at animations, and early pdfs of my future…


Added by Hasani Walker on January 12, 2015 at 9:32am — No Comments

Just started an animation blog on Wordpress

If anyone is interested, I'm including a link, follow if you like, thanks, and i hope you enjoy.


Added by Snowhorse on November 29, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Stopmotion Somersby

my humble stop motion, winner of a branded contest in portugal ;)

Added by Artur Lima on October 11, 2014 at 10:26am — No Comments


Howdy - I am following up on a very old thread regarding Tom Baker - the very skillful animation model maker that used to advertise his wares in the back of certain monster magazines.  I wonder if anyone has found Tom - he dropped out of the scene rather abruptly.  I knew him back in Charlotte when I produced a TV show called THOSE WERE THE YEARS on Channel 3 WBTV.  We ran a film contest and Tom won with some unusual animated shorts.  He also created a 30 second TV spot in black and white…


Added by Alan Adler on September 24, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments

the haunted carousel

The old carousel sits quiet now, in darkness, the shining coats  

of the wooden horses seem to breathe as wood creaks and the wind screams  

through broken seams around the doors 

and floor boards move beneath the weight of a carved and cantering ghostly herd,

a clock tower strikes the midnight hour, 

suddenly the old carousel begins to move spinning…


Added by Clay Mara on September 6, 2014 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Carousel Clayanimation series

Hello everybody,

For the people that don`t know me yet my name is Clay Mara and i am a Clayanimator (i make Clay animation films,series ect)

I like expressing myself by sculpting,things of the world inspire me to write stories and bring them out there for other people to enjoy.


My new episodes of Carousel are out,its not the best i ever mad but im still quite happy with…


Added by Clay Mara on September 4, 2014 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Computer shut down

Hello everybody,

For the people that don`t know me yet my name is Clay Mara and i am a Clayanimator (i make Clay animation films,series ect)

I like expressing myself by sculpting,things of the world inspire me to write stories and bring them out there for other people to enjoy.


Its not usual for me to just write(type) a Blog, im used to Video vlog even trough not many people…


Added by Clay Mara on September 3, 2014 at 8:55pm — No Comments


Message Board

Haze Effects

Started by Thomas Nicol in GENERAL SPECIAL EFFECTS 10 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Is there a way to give the appearance of volumetric haze in a stopmo scene?  The straightforward way seems doomed to failure in a stopmo environment (unless there's some magical haze product out there that maintains a perfectly consistent density…Continue

Live Chat On Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole 19 hours ago. 261 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

Jim Danforth Vol 2 out now!

Started by StopmoNick in STOP MOTION BOOKS. Last reply by John Downey yesterday. 2 Replies

Woo Hoo!  I just put in my order for Vol 2 of Jim Danforth's autobiography, published by Archive Editions.  It is published on a CD rather than as a printed book, which I would have preferred, but it does manage to fit a huge amount of material in…Continue

Tags: Timegate, Caveman, trickfilm, motion, Stop

Solenoid actuator as a shutter release? Mythbusters style!

Started by Strider in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Thomas Nicol on Tuesday. 18 Replies

I've got a camera that doesn't allow any kind of remote shutter release, mechanical or electronic, and I'd like to rig one up for it. My idea is to use some kind of linear actuator Mythbusters style. I've seen them use these things to push all kinds…Continue

Canon Rebel T5 Adapter & Lens?

Started by Ron Cole in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Greyguy on Tuesday. 46 Replies

I recently purchased a Canon Rebel T5 (not T5i) and I need to buy a Nikon lens and lens adapter for it. I thought that would be easy but I've been frustrated for days trying to figure out what to buy. All I want is a basic standard lens. (I was…Continue

Tags: Nikon, lens, adapter, T5, Rebel

DSLR Flickering issues?

Started by Raven Ocara in STOP MOTION FILM DISCUSSION. Last reply by Santino Vitale on Tuesday. 11 Replies

So I have Dragonframe 3.6 and am using a Canon T5 camera with the standard lens that it came with. I am using desk lamps for my lighting and black poster boards for my floor and wall. I have two Lego Bionicle characters trying to talk to each other-…Continue



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